Reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives us the opportunity to examine the rights and responsibilities that people all over the world share and to consider the different perspectives shaped the declaration. The activities below will help students analyze and reflect on those rights and responsibilities, laid out in the UDHR. Students will directly engage the text of the UDHR, and will consider ways to categorize the 30 rights that are included as part of the declaration.
This lesson is part of Facing History and Ourselves' Universal Deceleration of Human Rights collection and part of a series of lessons about the declaration. Use this lesson to engage students in a conversation about the UDHR and how it defines our shared rights and responsibilities.